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Murs

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 460 h.

On the D4 between Apt (17km) and Carpentras.
Murs, landscape

Murs is a charming little village situated in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, set amongst the vineyards of the Cotes du Ventoux (A.O.C) and orchards of cherry trees.

When you arrive in the village, you will soon see the restored château, dating from the 15th century. The chateau dominates Murs but unfortunately is not open to the public.

Murs, Clock tower

Whilewalking in the streets you will discover next to the church the birthplace of "le brave Crillon", "compagnon d'arme" of the famous Henri IV.

The house was built in the 13th century and has now been transformed into a small history museum.


Murs, landscape


Visitors will also enjoy walking around the "Mur de la Peste".

This 25-km long stone wall was built in 1721 to protect the Comtat Venaissin from the plague that was ravaging the port of Marseille.



Murs, landscape of the Luberon
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there are some delightful walking tracks in the area, particularly around the "moulins de la Veroncle".

A picturesque narrow path will lead you to the "col de Murs" and Venasque, via several gorges and a magnificent forest.



What to see:

Birthplace of "Crillon le Brave".
12th century Roman church.
Chapel ND du Salut.
The Veroncle gorges.
The "Mur de la Peste".



Leisure activities:

Hiking, mountain biking, tennis and swimming pool.
Arts, crafts and cultural festivals.
Village festival, third Sunday in August.



Accommodation:

Hotel-restaurants.
Campsite.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals. Gites.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Joucas (3km), Lioux (8km), Gordes (8km), Venasque (14km).







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